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Retirement community sinkhole reopens four days after it was filled in and has now doubled in size to 65 feet wide

  • The sinkhole appeared between two houses on Saturday in Villages, Florida
  • Crews spent much of Saturday and Sunday filling in the hole to stabilize it
  • But on Wednesday the hole reopened and has now grown from 25 feet wide to 65 feet wide 
  • No one has been evacuated from the retirement community yet

By Associated Press and Ashley Collman

A sinkhole between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community that was plugged over the weekend appears to be opening again.

Authorities said Wednesday that the hole has expanded from 25 feet wide and 50 feet deep to 60 feet wide and 70 feet deep. Safety crews are on scene.

Rich Corr lives next door to the house which had been at the center of the sinkhole drama. He told The Villages Daily Sun that he and his wife are packing their bags.

 

Out of control: A sinkhole that was filled over the weekend in the Villages, Florida reopened Wednesday and has grown from 25 feet wide to 65 feet wide. Pictured above on Wednesday

Out of control: A sinkhole that was filled over the weekend in the Villages, Florida reopened Wednesday and has grown from 25 feet wide to 65 feet wide. Pictured above on Wednesday

 

In this photo taken April 19, 2014, a sinkhole is seen between two homes, The Villages Daily Sun reports the homes were vacant when the sinkhole, which was already under repair, expanded Saturday

In this photo taken April 19, 2014, a sinkhole is seen between two homes, The Villages Daily Sun reports the homes were vacant when the sinkhole, which was already under repair, expanded Saturday

Over the weekend, repair crews filled the sinkhole after neighbors noticed it was growing and alerted authorities. At that time, a Tampa firm had been working on the sinkhole for about three weeks.

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Published on Feb 25, 2014

Note: This bubble site is NOT 5 miles away from the sinkhole or Bayou Corne as is being falsely reported on other sites, but approx 3/4 mile. Google Earth Gator Gold Casino in Belle Rose, La. for full view.

Also, please read Assumption Parish updates after video footage.

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Residents who remain near Bayou Corne sinkhole say they’re losing faith

Posted: Feb 27, 2014 5:13 PM CST Updated: Feb 27, 2014 5:13 PM CST

 

BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) –

The people of Bayou Corne can’t seem to catch a break. Just when they thought activity around the 27 acre sinkhole had gone quiet, bubbles started popping up closer to their homes.

People who live there say they are losing faith.

“There’s probably less than 20 percent who are here,” John Boudreaux, Director for the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, said. “Most of the residents have moved out.”

There are still signs of life on Bayou Corne, but the backdrop to this small community has changed drastically. Well-landscaped yards are covered by overgrown-grass and neglected shrubs. The water along this popular sportsman’s paradise sits still.

Dead tumbleweed now marks the entrance of Herman Charlet’s house. He’s all but given up.

 

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New bubbling site found near giant sinkhole

Posted: Feb 25, 2014 3:38 AM CST Updated: Feb 25, 2014 7:00 AM CST

Source: Assumption Parish OEP Source: Assumption Parish OEP
GRAND BAYOU, LA (WAFB) – Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana.

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, bubbles were spotted on Grand Bayou, which runs along LA 69 in Assumption Parish.

Officials said the new bubbling site is “about a quarter-mile north of the Gator Corner.”

Texas Brine officials said they are working with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to investigate the cause of the bubbles and develop a path moving forward.

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History of the Sinkhole

The sinkhole opened up in August 2012 and was roughly 1/24 of the size it is now. The sinkhole formed when an underground salt cavern collapsed.

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The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.More >>

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Scientists: New Bubbles at Louisiana Sinkhole Site Could Signal Blast Risk

February 27, 2014

Authorities say state and parish agencies are testing to see whether newly discovered gas bubbles northeast of the Bayou Corne, La.-area sinkhole are tied to the swampland hole.

The Advocate reports the state Office of Conservation and contractor CB&I have taken samples of the gas bubbles to determine their source, though officials acknowledge the bubbles likely are connected to the sinkhole.

The new bubble site in Grand Bayou is about one-third of a mile north of La. 70 and La. 69, parish officials said. Most bubble sites tied to the sinkhole have been discovered in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou waterways and elsewhere farther to the west and south.

Previous sinkhole-related testing below Grand Bayou shows a 1- to 2-foot-thick gas layer exists in shallow sands under the new bubble site, said Patrick Courreges, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources.

 

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More sinkholes open up in Britain

Several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in February 2014. Photo / National Corvette Museum/AP

Several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in February 2014. Photo / National Corvette Museum/AP

A spate of sinkholes have opened up across the country as floodwater dissolves the underlying rock, while a “second wave” is likely to appear in the coming weeks as the rain stops and the ground begins to dry, the British Geological Survey warned yesterday.

The number of sinkholes reported has soared to six so far this month – many times more than the one to two that is typical across the whole of a normal year, experts said.

These have generally occurred as soluble rocks such as chalk, limestone and gypsum have been eroded by a sudden infusion of water from the heavy rainstorms which has made existing underground cavities bigger and causing the ground above it to collapse.

Read more:Sinkholes: What are they, how do they form and why are we seeing so many?

A house collapsed in Ripon this week when a sinkhole appeared following the erosion of the underlying gypsum.

This followed a particularly large 20ft deep sinkhole in a Hemel Hempstead garden on Saturday which forced the evacuation of about 20 homes.

“There has been a significant increase in sinkholes over the past few weeks and it’s reasonable to suggest that this is related to the increase in rainfall,” said Dr Vanessa Bank, of the British Geological Survey.

“How long this goes on for very much depends on the weather. But there is likely to be more rainfall and my personal opinion is that we are talking about weeks,” she added.

 

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On Saturday, a huge sinkhole opened up at the side of a house in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Swallowing up half of the front lawn, it was 35ft wide and 20ft deep.

Last week, a hole as deep as a double-decker bus is high suddenly opened up in the back-garden of a house in South-East London, almost swallowing a child’s trampoline as the ground collapsed without warning.

Had the poor owner’s daughter been rushing out to play on the trampoline, she could have very easily have been seriously injured or even killed.

 25' Sinkhole Opens Up On Yorkshire Street

Dangerous: A 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation on a section of the M2 in north Kent last week

Two weeks ago, there was a similarly narrow escape for a family living in High Wycombe, when, overnight, a deep hole appeared  without warning in the driveway just next to the house.

This time the adult daughter’s car did end up buried at the bottom of the hole, thankfully, while there was no one in it.

And in Kent last week, motorists hoping to use the M2 were left fuming by the motorway’s temporary closure, after a substantial hole — 15ft deep — suddenly appeared in the central reservation. Again, no one was hurt but had the hole opened up just a few yards away, it is obvious what a different story it could so easily have been.

All of these holes are what the public call sinkholes and now, after weeks of heavy rain, they seem to be appearing with ever greater regularity. Hard statistics are difficult to find — not least because sinkholes that appear on farmland often go unreported — but having studied them for 35 years, I’d estimate that sinkholes are currently appearing at four-to-five times their normal rate.

 
Gone: A Volkswagen Lupo was swallowed up by this sink hole in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Gone: A Volkswagen Lupo was swallowed up by this sink hole in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Brand new: Zoe Smith, 19, was given a replacement after the car was engulfed by the hole which developed outside her home

Brand new: Zoe Smith, 19, was given a replacement after the car was engulfed by the hole which developed outside her home

 

With more heavy rain forecast, I’d be surprised if we’ve seen the last sudden sinkhole of this winter.

Even when the rain does stop and warmer weather returns, for reasons that I’ll come to, there could be a second spate of them.

Strictly speaking — and as I work for the British Geological Survey I do need to be strict about these things — not all the big holes that have been appearing are sinkholes. Technically, a sinkhole is a hole that opens up when the surface layers collapse into a naturally made cavity. When the surface layers collapse into a cavity made by man  — and at least two of the recent holes are in areas where mining has been carried out in the past — then it should be called a dene or crown hole.

But given that both types are caused by a collapse into an underground cavity and the end result — a large, potentially dangerous hole in the ground at the surface — is the same, for the sake of simplicity, let us call them all sinkholes.

Certainly, anyone suffering the tragedy of having their house fall into one won’t be worrying about the difference. Fatalities caused by sinkholes in this country are thankfully very rare, but a homeowner in Florida did die in exactly those circumstances only last year.

Risk: Gretel Davidson feared she would have to pay around £10,000 after a sinkhole twice the height of a double-decker bus appeared in her garden in Banehurst, South-East London

Risk: Gretel Davidson feared she would have to pay around £10,000 after a sinkhole twice the height of a double-decker bus appeared in her garden in Banehurst, South-East London

The sheer size of sinkholes and their sudden appearance without warning does make them extremely hazardous. This explains why in  the superstitious distant past,  their appearance was often linked to misfortune.

Some saw them as a direct route to Hell itself; one near Darlington that collapsed in the 12th century  is called Hell Kettle and the  rising groundwater in it steams in the winter.

Of course, it’s not the Devil but all the heavy rain that lies behind the sudden spate of sinkholes. Rainwater dissolves limestone easily because it gets acidified from  carbon dioxide in the air and by  passing through rotting vegetation or certain types of rock.

The water dissolves rocks such  as chalk, limestone and gypsum, making existing natural underground cavities bigger. It also scours fine material out of existing cavities. In addition, it makes the surface layers of soil composed of such things as clay or gravel heavier as they become waterlogged.

Bit by bit, the cavity becomes a little bigger, the covering layers a little heavier until . . . snap . . . those covering layers no longer have the mechanical strength to span the cavity and suddenly they collapse into it, taking anything unfortunate to have been standing on the surface down with them.

Concern: A 35ft wide hole appeared underneath a home in Hemel Hempstead last week, prompting the surrounding properties to be evacuated

Concern: A 35ft wide hole appeared underneath a home in Hemel Hempstead last week, prompting the surrounding properties to be evacuated

It’s no accident that sinkholes often seem to appear next to a fairly substantial piece of civil engineering, such as a house or road, rather than underneath the piece of civil engineering itself.

As long as we put roofs on houses and impermeable cambers on our roads, rainwater will be thrown off the things being protected. It’s often where that rainwater ends up — by the side of the road, by side  of the house — that becomes  vulnerable to sinkholes.

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The burial ground that swallowed its graves: 50 coffin-shaped sinkholes appear in graveyard… in Gravesend

  • Dozens of coffin-shaped depressions have appeared in the ground
  • Authorities are trying to fill the sinkholes in Gravesend cemetery, Kent
  • Weeks of rain blamed for compacting loose soil on top of the graves
  • Visitors have been warned about ‘carpet’ of grass concealing holes
  • Around 50 graves affected by the subsidence over the past days

By Tom Gardner

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Dozens of coffin-shaped pits have opened up across a cemetery after weeks of rain caused the earth to give way over burial grounds.

The alarming sinkhole phenomenon, which have exposed around 50 unmarked graves, raised fears deep cavities might be concealed just below the grass.

Visitors are being warned to watch their step after the giant holes appeared at Gravesend Cemetery in Kent.

Collapse: Coffin-shaped holes have been opening up in the cemetery in Gravesend as a result of earth movements

Collapse: Coffin-shaped holes have been opening up in the cemetery in Gravesend as a result of earth movements

Warning: Visitors have been told to be careful where they step in this Gravesend cemetery after large holes began to open up

Warning: Visitors have been told to be careful where they step in this Gravesend cemetery after large holes began to open up

Several plots have sunk below ground level following weeks of heavy rain. 

Worried cemetery bosses have revealed they have never before seen graves sinking into the ground on such a scale.

A technique known as backfilling has so far failed, as the heavy rain has seen the soil compact down.

Now visitors have been warned to tread carefully – as holes may be lying underneath a mere ‘carpet’ of grass.

The graves, including those at another cemetery in neighbouring Northfleet, have been sinking into the ground over the last fortnight.

The cemetery in Gravesend where the grave plots have started sinking

The cemetery in Gravesend where the grave plots have started sinking

Unsettling: Heavy rain is being blamed for disturbing the earth and causing graves to collapse in on themselves

Patching up: The local council is busy backfilling the sunken graves with more soil

Patching up: The local council is busy backfilling the sunken graves with more soil

A Gravesham Council spokesman said: ‘It is quite common for graves to sink – especially after a period of heavy rain.

‘However none of the current staff has seen anything on this scale. Both cemeteries have been affected but Northfleet is smaller and has been more manageable.

‘There are two main reasons why it has happened.

WHY DO SINKHOLES HAPPEN?

Urban sinkholes are more common after heavy rain, because they are caused by water flowing through channels below ground and eroding away soil or soft rock like limestone.

As the earth is carried into other parts of the ground large caverns can open up, usually unknown to the authorities or the people living above them.

Once the cavern cannot support the weight of the topsoil above it, it collapses into the ground.

One of the world’s largest sinkholes, the Xiaozhai Tiankeng in China, is more than 2,000ft deep.

‘One is graves are backfilled with loose soil and they sink again once that soil gets so wet and heavy it compacts.

‘One of the first areas that showed a problem had been backfilled three times and needed doing again.

‘Secondly in the old section of the cemetery the graves are deeper, so there are larger cavities for the soil to sink into.

‘We have been working hard to top up the affected graves using extra staff from other teams.

‘It is a gradual process but it is a priority to deal with them.’

 

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Oregon woman, dog rescued from sinkhole

This image provided by the Portland Oregon Fire & Rescue shows the sinkhole where a woman was rescued unharmed after falling into the 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in her backyard Tuesday night Feb. 18.

The Portland woman and her dog were both unhurt after falling into a 20-foot-deep sinkhole on Tuesday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland fire official says a woman and her dog have been rescued unharmed after falling into a 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in her backyard.

Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Rich Chatman says the woman in her 30s was trying to find her small poodle mix Tuesday night in her dark Portland backyard when she fell into a sinkhole about 3½ feet in diameter. A neighbor who heard her calls for help called 911.

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Published on Dec 30, 2013

The more more rain and flooding, the better the chances are for seeing sinkholes!

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130ft-deep SINK-HOLE opens up in sodden Derbyshire fields as forecasters warn wild, wild weather will continue for a MONTH

  • Met Office says that strong winds and heavy rain are expected to continue until the end of January
  • New storms will sweep across the UK this week sending the number of flooded homes to more than 2,000
  • Tens of thousands of homes were without power over Christmas and 130 were connected on Sunday after five days
  • Government urges power networks to cancel New Year holidays as more storms head for Britain in coming week
  • Some 126 flood alerts and 8 more serious flood warnings are in place across the country, with number set to rise
  • Dartford Bridge was closed for second time in a week, with south-bound drivers diverted via the east bore tunnel

By Rebecca Evans and Gerri Peev and Martin Robinson

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Torrential downpours over Christmas have caused a rare sink-hole to appear in the Peak District, which is 130ft deep and growing.

Part of the Milldam lead mine near Buxton in Derbyshire caved-in overnight on Sunday and swallowed a field as terrible weather continued to plague most of Britain.

Electricity engineers visited the site yesterday to assess how to re-route cables after two poles were left standing precariously either side of the 160ft wide hole, caused when water erodes the earth underneath and causes the whole area to collapse.

Meanwhile it emerged yesterday that Britain should brace itself for an entire month of violent weather, which could cause the number of homes currently flooded more than double to 2,000 by the end of the week.

Rural idyll: With the rolling Peak District in the background, the 130ft deep and 160ft wide gash in the landscape has appeared overnight after the earth beneath it collapsed

Rural idyll: With the rolling Peak District in the background, the 130ft deep and 160ft wide gash in the landscape has appeared overnight after the earth beneath it collapsed

Power problems: Engineers will examine the site for damage to cables which they may have to re-route

Power problems: Engineers will examine the site for damage to cables which they may have to re-route

Trouble: The River Afton in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, broke its banks after heavy rain ovenight causing major flooding in the area and blocking a main road

Trouble: The River Afton in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, broke its banks after heavy rain ovenight causing major flooding in the area and blocking a main road

Three day forecast

Yesterday commuters suffered a miserable return to work after Christmas as bad weather again caused havoc on the roads and railways.

A number of major road routes were blocked by flooding or by fallen trees while landslips added to the problems for train travellers whose services were already disrupted by planned engineering work.

Persistent rain swept across the country yesterday and will return to drench New Year’s Eve revellers.

SINKHOLES TAKE SECONDS TO OPEN AND CAN STRETCH FOR MILES

Sinkholes are found worldwide and can be more than 2000ft deep and dozens of miles wide.

The ground beneath is normally made of easily-dissolved rocks such as limestone, carbonates and salt beds.

When groundwater flows through these rocks, it eats away at them, leaving behind subterranean holes and caverns.

When the roof of one of these caverns collapses, the land above it falls in too, often in seconds. The world’s largest is Qattara near Cairo, measuring 80km long by 120km wide.

Similar smaller holes have engulfed residential streets, often claiming lives.

Then from New Year’s Day tomorrow, storms and rain can be expected for the foreseeable future, forecasters warn. ‘There is no end in sight,’ said a Met Office spokesman.

The Environment Agency said there was a continuing risk of flooding, particularly in the south west of England, as rivers respond to heavy rainfall overnight.

For the past five days energy companies have scrambled to reconnect power to tens of thousands of homes left in the dark since Christmas Eve but bosses have admitted that their efforts were hampered by engineers being on holiday.

At its peak, more than half a million homes were left without electricity, but as of Sunday night this figure was down to 130, which are now said to be reconnected.

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said he has pressed energy companies to stop staff taking new year holidays as a second week of storms looks set to derail the festive period.

‘Quite clearly some of the power companies let their customers down badly,’ he told BBC Breakfast.

‘It seems obvious at this stage that they let too many of their staff go away for the Christmas holiday, they didn’t have enough people manning the call centres and that wasn’t acceptable.’

He continued: ‘We have had bad weather overnight and we are looking to more bad weather unfortunately on New Year’s Day, New Year’s night. We made it very clear at Cobra – we do expect the power companies and we also expect those local councils that did not perform, that they have adequate staff to cater with what I am afraid may be more difficult times and more flooding.’

The minister added that he had chaired another emergency meeting to make plans for the continuing bad weather forecast for later this week.

‘I don’t want to see people left without power for days again,’ he said. ‘The Environment Agency will once again be out day and night and I have met their teams in Kent to see for myself how preparations are going.’

More disruption: After a nightmare Christmas week roads all over the UK have been blocked by floods and landslides caused by heavy rain, still making the Monday commute completely miserable for many

More disruption: After a nightmare Christmas week roads all over the UK have been blocked by floods and landslides caused by heavy rain, still making the Monday commute completely miserable for many

Danger: A vast swathe of rain has crossed the UK and now sits over the north-west and most of Scotland, which means there is a continued heightened flood risk

Danger: A vast swathe of rain has crossed the UK and now sits over the north-west and most of Scotland, which means there is a continued heightened flood risk

However, Labour’s environment spokesman criticised Mr Paterson for ‘pointing the finger’ at workers when he was ‘not been seen for days’ himself.

‘As the country faces more severe weather, households that went a week without power and suffered devastating flooding expect to see some action from ministers at long last, not attempts to pass the buck,’ Maria Eagle said.

‘Of course the energy companies must explain why it took so long to get power restored, but Owen Paterson has a nerve pointing the finger at staff being on holiday when he himself has not been seen for days.’

Energy bosses will be called before MPs to explain why so many homes were left without power for so long, it emerged yesterday.

Tim Yeo, chairman of the energy select committee, said the firms’ performance was ‘unacceptable’ and warned that they had to be ‘properly scrutinised’ by the power watchdog in future.

‘I’m very concerned about how long the network distribution companies took to restore power to thousands of customers,’ he told the Daily Telegraph. ‘The committee will call them in when the House gets back.

‘I’m already concerned that these distribution companies are not properly scrutinised by Ofgem, despite being effectively monopolies. Their performance over Christmas was unacceptable.’

Basil Scarsella, chief executive of one of the country’s biggest power distributors, UK Power Networks, said: ‘We could not have avoided the damage caused by the storm but we could have responded to it better.

‘A lot of our employees had gone away for holidays so it meant we had a level of depletion in our resources – and that caused problems with getting people’s power restored.

‘It’s difficult to justify saying the company has performed well when customers have been without power for five days, but once we had an idea of how bad it was we were able to mobilise as many engineers and office staff as possible.’

The company, which owns electricity lines and cables in London, the South-East and East of England, said it will triple payments for 48 to 60-hour outages from £27 to £75 for those affected on Christmas Day as ‘a gesture of goodwill’.

Despite being a normal working day for many, many rail and some Tube services were disrupted because of engineering work.

Picture of Britain: Dozens of flood alerts and more serious flood warnings remain in place across the country, with the majority in the west and south-west of the UK

Picture of Britain: Dozens of flood alerts and more serious flood warnings remain in place across the country, with the majority in the west and south-west of the UK

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Published on Nov 26, 2013

A pond in a remote Bosnian village has disappeared, leaving a giant crater in its place.

The sinkhole formed when the waters of the pond plunged last week, swallowing trees and sucking in fish along with everything else inside the pond.

A small pink house now teeters on the edge of the crater, having just escaped being sucked down.

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Sinkhole swallows Bosnian pond overnight

The residents of a remote Bosnian village are left dumbfounded by the sudden disappearance of their local pond1:41PM GMT 26 Nov 2013

Villagers in Sanica, Bosnia have been left unsettled since they woke up one morning to find their tranquil pond, where children once fished, replaced by a giant hole.

The pond water disappeared two weeks ago when a sinkhole formed, swallowing trees and sucking in fish along with everything else inside it and leaving behind a mysterious crater.

The pond was some 130 feet diameter and about 26 feet deep. Now, the “abyss,” as the villagers have dubbed the crater, is some 164 feet wide and 98 feet deep – and growing.

Villagers have a variety of explanations as to what could have happened to it.

Rezak Motanic maintains that the owner of the pond, who died a month previously, has taken the waters with him into the afterlife.

 

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Published on Nov 15, 2013

This sinkhole has grown rather quickly and has reached over 90 ft wide and around 60 ft deep!

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Homes continue to collapse into Dunedin sinkhole

6:56 AM, Nov 15, 2013

 

Dunedin, Florida – A sinkhole that at last check measured 90 feet wide and 56 feet deep continued to swallow two homes in Dunedin Thursday night.

The garage of one of the two homes affected crumbled.

“I got to see it up close and person and it’s huge,” said Matthew Tegerdine.

He lives next door to one of the damaged homes on Robmar Rd. and was ordered to evacuate Thursday morning.

PHOTOS: Severe sinkhole swallows Dunedin homes

“I haven’t lost any items, unlike my neighbors that have lost their house,” he said.

Earlier in the day his neighbor, Mike Dupre, detailed how his family was shaken away by the cracking noises around 5 o’clock in the morning.

Video: 6AM UPDATE: Homes continue to collapse into Dunedin sinkhole

Video: Homes continue to collapse into Dunedin sinkhole

 

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